ERIC Number: ED209509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Competency-Based High School Diploma Program for CETA Clients. Report IV: Employer Report: Follow-up.
McMillan, Samuel H., Jr.
A study examined the attitudes of employers who provided jobs for 37 of the graduates and a number of the dropouts from the University of Texas Competency-Based High School Diploma (CBHSD) Program for Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) clients that was implemented at five sites in Texas. Because of the restraints imposed on employers by the Privacy Act in giving information on hired graduates, follow-up information was available for only 45 percent of the 238 students/clients served by the program, and only 14 students had near-to-complete reports filed on them. What one can glean from the sparse information submitted by employers to CETA is that 37 graduates (roughly one-third of all graduates) secured some kind of employment. One-third of these worked in offices and less than one-quarter of them entered professional or management slots. In all likelihood, the public sector employers who had provided the bulk of work experience for candidates during the pilot project continued to be the employers for a majority of candidates after they completed components of the CBHSD program. (Related reports describing the structural and programmatic features of the project as a model and its student/client completion results are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act